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May 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
in the united states. >>> a new report from the pew research center shows very little support for al qaeda in the muslim countries it surveyed. according to the center's global attitudes project, significant majorities in egypt, jordon, pakistan, turkey and lebanon all report a negative view of al qaeda. egypt had the greatest minority of those favoring al qaeda -- 21%. >>> in pakistan, the u.s. government's use of armed drones to target militants continues to strain relations between the countries. in the past, the administration has avoided talking about its drone program, but on monday, a top white house official strongly defended use of the controversial technology. at the woodrow wilson center in washington, john brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, called weaponed dnes th legal a ethical and said their use is consistent with the country's right to defend itself. >> there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of a
May 6, 2012 10:30am EDT
in the united states, followed by muslims. the religious congregations and membership study -- done every ten years -- is based on self-reported figures from u.s. congregations and religious bodies. the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, the mormons, reported adding 2 million regularly attending members in the u.s. since the year 2000, bringing their total to a little over 6 million. muslims reported 2.6 million, an increase of about 1 million over the last decade. mainline protestant denominations, meanwhile, lost about 13% of their members. and catholic membership declined by 5%. nevertheless, catholics remain the largest faith group in america at 59 million. >>> leaders of the united methodist church have voted against changing language in their church doctrine that calls homosexuality incompatible with christian teaching. meeting at their general conference, held every four years, church delegates from around the world also defeated an amendment that said united methodists could disagree over homosexuality and still live together as a church. >>> the vatican this week tightened
May 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
, the united states will still have the harshest punishment scheme for children in the world. we will still have very severe punishments in place to punish any offender who commits an aggravated crime. >> the court was sharply divided in 2005 when it found the death penalty unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. whether juveniles may also be spared life in prison with no parole when they commit murder isn't any easier. although some justices were sympathetic, others are known to feel that these decisions are best left to juries and state legislatures, not federal judges. the court's opinions, and there will surely be several, are due in the next month. for religion & ethics newsweekly, i'm tim o'brien at the supreme court. >> in other news, an estimated 40,000 ultra- orthodox jewish men gathered at the new york met's citi field last weekend for a rally on the dangers of the internet. organizers say they are worried about on-line pornography and the way in which the internet changes social behavior. although no women were allowed to attend, they were able to watch as the event was streamed
May 20, 2012 10:00am PDT
vision. >> we know this is a very tough financial time for europe and for the united states, but we believe those leaders can still maintain those commitments and even increase them even in tough economic times and it's the right thing to do, it's the moral thing to do. on friday, prior to leaving for camp david, president obama announced a new international alliance to promote secure access to food and nutrition. the alliance will include public and private investments. the president called promoting food security, "a moral imperative." also this weekend, obama prepares to join international leaders at a nato meeting in chicago. on the agenda -- allied troop withdrawal from afghanistan. >>> this week, the rhetoric heated up over georgetown university's decision to invite health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius to speak at one of the university's commencement events. the catholic archdiocese of washington called the invitation "shocking," and said sebelius' actions as a public official present "the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history." sebelius
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